April 24, 2009 Subject:
Animation Buffs Flip The Channel When A Deitch Cartoon Comes On...His Tom & Jerry's & Popeye's Are Gawd-Awful....ECCH......!
April 21, 2006 Subject:
Stylish and funny
Even though the story is a little bland (as educational films usually are), the artistic style of the animation is quite good. The gags are the best part of the film, however--creative and unpredictable. The taxes joke is tops.
Check it out if you get a chance.
January 29, 2005 Subject:
Less Orange Soda for Roger please
Just more than a little trippy yarn about one Roger Windsock, a aviation nut who um, talks to an (imaginary) talking plane. The plane gives the boy wings, he shows them off, gets teased about it, has a wild psychedelic trip about it, then realizes that the wings he's grown are not for flying, but um, for soemthing else to do with his, to promote aviation! From there, the wings talk to him (I think) giving him various methods of getting around by air (seaguing back to the fluttering wings and weird music). A commie threat reference is thrown in at the end for good measure, then Roger tells everyone about the wonders of the plane. Naturally, everyone wants to listen. It ends with uh, millions of planes in the sky. Yikes.
January 10, 2005 Subject:
Wings For Roger Windsock
I was the writer/director of this film for the Detroit Jam Handy Organization, about 1951. It was a very low budget film, and I was a 25-year-old beginner. Roger Windsock was certainly not intended to be gay!!! Any "effeminate" actions you perceive would have to be blamed on my big macho animator, Rudy Zamora! Regards, Gene Deitch
October 19, 2003 Subject:
The air age
A 1947 black and white Air Force film with some nice stylistic moments but cheap animation.
Little Roger loves aeroplanes. He goes to the airport to watch take offs and landings. One day he sees "a very special plane" that glows and gives Roger pinwheel eyes. He's in love! When Roger wishes he had wings, they pop into being on his back! But they are too small to really work, so he goes in tears back to that special plane, which now can talk! It tells him the wings are wings of imagination, so he imagines himself doing all sorts of wonderful things in planes and helicopters. Roger clasps his hands together in an effeminate way frequently, but the main point is that air travel is changing everything about modern life for the better, so listen to the little gay boy as he spreads the word.